Call for projects
April 14 to June 1, 2022
September to November 2022
Photo and video creditsQuatrième Rue - Zacharie Ellia
Mandelbro’s story begins in 2020 with Bartholomew Joyce, a British autodidact. Bart releases a first solo album, Oneitis: 10 songs that retrace his first one-sided love affairs on a background of joyful and catchy indie pop melodies.
The band is gradually formed with Nicolas Le Bechec de Redon on guitar, Mathieu Rabet on bass, and Emmanuel Chevalier on drums. From the improvised scenes of neighborhood bars to the more established ones, the group gains in “live” ease. Together, they refine Mandelbro’s sound identity, inspired by the electro-pop of Metronomy and LCD Soundsystem as well as by the precise funk of Parcels and the energy of Arcade Fire.
Their new EP has been in their heads for months. We will find their organic sound, their energy, their creative enthusiasm. We will discover the subjects that concern them today – the environmental and socio-economic crisis, the grip of social networks, the weight of adulthood -, exposed on powerful melodies, calls for renewal and optimism.
Listening to: linktr.ee/mandelbro
What is “Summer Chance”?
On July 1st, 2020 we launch a call for projects dedicated to musical creation to support the emerging scene: “SUMMER CHANCE #1” is born :).
We wish then, taking into account the sanitary constraints related to the epidemic of Covid-19, to allow bands deprived of concerts, to finalize during this period a project of EP in professional and convivial conditions. Our partner, the Red House Studio, has all the qualities to welcome the winners: a magnificent house of 450 m2 in a peaceful and green setting, an ultra professional human accompaniment with a dedicated sound engineer and state-of-the-art equipment.
Among the many applications received during the summer, our selection committee has chosen four winners: Kids Return, LUNAR, Zoe’s Shanghai and Black Rooster.
The project is a real springboard for these musicians and we decided to renew it with a second edition by launching a new call for projects in May 2021: SUMMER CHANCE #2.
Four new winners are selected in September: Extraa, Saint-Victoire, Serpent and Yakie.
The residencies take place at the studio between November 2021 and March 2022: intense sessions of energy, concentration and emotion!
The talents of « Quatrième Rue » are also at work to allow the winners to have an EPK or a live show to launch their EP.
And of course the story continues in 2022 with a third edition of SUMMER CHANCE #3!
Three winning bands are selected in the summer: Mandelbro, The CZ and Torren. Each band will be able to record 5 tracks on sessions that will take place between September and November 2022.
The “Quatrième Rue” team is back to create the videos and photos of the sessions
Summer Chance #3 & #4 teasers